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Since 1983, the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation has served as a vehicle for advancing knowledge and education in graphic communications by supporting programs to provide a skilled workforce for the industry. GAERF is managed and directed by the Association for Print Technologies from their headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

Promoting the Future of Graphic Communications

National accreditation program, aligned with industry standards, available to graphic communications programs.

Annual participation at PRINT: Workforce Solutions Networking; Career Awareness Day; Exhibiting SkillsUSA and Student Design Competitions.

Partnership linking educators and students with business and industry in developing a well-prepared skilled workforce.

Annual competition for students studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program.